Midsummer Relay 2017

Every year SLSC put on public events over the summer at Tooting Bec Lido.  We have previously taken part in their aquathlon series but this year as I (Manda) am not fully back running yet, I thought it would be nice to take part in the Mid-Summer Relay. The event takes place at 8pm on... Continue Reading →

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The Swimmer

Back in the depths of winter last year Manda texted me to ask me if I was up for doing 'The Swimmer' in March. I hadn't heard of the event before but with a name like that surely it was right up my street and I promptly accepted. Fast forward a couple of months and... Continue Reading →

SLSC club races 2016

Since becoming SLSC members many years ago we have categorically failed to be real team members! We have rocked up to the occasional mile race and twice swum the anniversary challenge swim but turning up regularly for the Sunday morning swims has never happened. This year I (Manda) declared, whilst recovering from the birth of my son,... Continue Reading →

The Splash

Sunday morning saw a gaggle of open water swimmers and a token triathlete head to the west reservoir at Stoke Newington for Capital Tri's final 'the splash' of the season. My day started at 6am when I took the Katie Kenny approach to nutrition and had a biscuit for my breakfast before driving to North... Continue Reading →

All out swim at Pells Pool

I (Manda) have swum in Pells Pool in Lewes for the last 2 years and this year it didn't look like I was going to get my annual dip in but then Paul Bates of Big Rick's swim team and massive supporter of Macmillan Cancer care posted something about the 'all out swim' taking place... Continue Reading →

Coniston end to end 2016

Coniston end to end is exactly that.  It is a 5.25 mile (8.5 km) swim from the south end to the north end of Coniston Water that is hosted by Chill Swim aka Colin Hill.  I (Manda) have previously done the event in 2014, whereas Katie was away then.  As it was her first Coniston swim, it... Continue Reading →

RG Active Relay Race 2016

This was Team Mermaids third trip to the RG Active Relays. The first year Manda and I emerged victorious but the second year we were pipped into second place. Would it be third time lucky for Brian (standing in as merman in Manda's place) and I? The format is 6 laps of around 500m of... Continue Reading →

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